Problems with Routing in Network Analyst

Discussion created by lsheridan on Oct 21, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 24, 2011 by lsheridan
I have set up a network dataset that includes my street centerlines.  Within the dataset I have set the following properties:

Max_Height (descriptor)
Max_Weight (descriptor)
Time (Cost-Minutes-Double)
One Way (Restrictor)
Distance (Cost-Feet-Double)

After all fo the evaluators and parameters I pulled my new network dataset into ArcMap to test out the routing.  The problem I am running into is that I am trying to choose points on the opposite ends of town and when I hit "solve", it appears to take all the county roads around the town to get to the destination (going far out of the way) instead of routing through the town.  I checked, and the road hierarchy is not selected, so I am not sure why it is doing this...

When I select points that are a couple blocks or a mile or two away from each other, it has no problem with the routing.

Any suggestions?